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We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Port Matilda, PA.

Dr. William John Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Danville, PA, Hampden Township, PA, and Altoona, PA. Dr. Cochran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cochran completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Obesity, Malnutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Donald Scott Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Donald Schneider is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schneider attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. His clinical interests encompass obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Focht is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Irphan Esoofi Gaslightwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Irphan Gaslightwala practices adult gastroenterology in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Gaslightwala accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gaslightwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Esophageal Manometry, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey L Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lichtenstein practices adult gastroenterology in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lichtenstein attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Lichtenstein a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lichtenstein accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Biliary Disorders, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Mahmoud Talaat Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabri is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Marten Boyd Duncan, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Marten Duncan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lewistown, PA, Port Matilda, PA, and Philipsburg, PA. In his practice, Dr. Duncan focuses on endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Duncan performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hemochromatosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily Theresa Suvock, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Emily Suvock practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Danville, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Suvock has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Suvock speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Brandon Michael Craft, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Brandon Craft, who practices in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Craft is affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craft honors.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Martin Gerard Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maksimak is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.